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Problem-Based Learning Network
Problem-based learning is an educational approach that organizes curriculum and instruction around carefully crafted "ill-structured" problems. Students gather and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines in their quest for solutions. Guided by teachers acting as cognitive coaches, they develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills as they identify problems, formulate hypotheses, conduct data searches, perform experiments, formulate solutions and determine the best "fit" of solutions to the conditions of the problem. This web site provides tutorials, references, project examples and insight for teachers seeking information on problem-based learning.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-328
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: IMSA Center for Problem-Based Learning